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Profiles of Students, Staff, Teachers

Teaching art ‘is what I’m meant to do’

She says ‘life is much better with creativity’...

He mixes melodies, scratches records, creates digital music

Cedar Springs junior and DJ Martin Yakes plans for a career in music...

‘I owe so much to them all’

He has been teaching orchestra to Caledonia middle school students for 15 years...

Tossing for aces

Grandville High School senior Kyle Klein is involved in marching band, he’s a varsity swimmer and he’s the 2019 Amateur Disc Golf Champion...

He loves welding, building new things & fixing older things

As a child he loved building things with Legos and wood, but as he got older he found working with metal to be even cooler...

Teaching history as history is happening

In Bill Crane’s 26 years of teaching U.S. history at Rockford High School, rarely has the subject been so immediately relevant to his students’ lives...

He loves welding, building new things & fixing older things

As a child he loved building things with Legos and wood, but as he got older he found working with metal to be even cooler...

‘Unity is always important’

Sharing about his Hindu faith with his peers and others is important to this high school freshman, who has plenty more going on...

Teaching history as history is happening

In Bill Crane’s 26 years of teaching U.S. history at Rockford High School, rarely has the subject been so immediately relevant to his students’ lives...

She got her start at Kent ISD’s Early Childhood Program after a ‘practice interview’

Ashley Karsten is the new director of Great Start Readiness Program at Kent ISD...

Plant whisperer, reptile rescuer, amphibian aficionado

Creative, innovative, imaginative ... Many of today's students are all that and more in a vast variety of interest areas. This series features students with exceptional and unusual gifts...

Enthusiast of sports, students and the outdoors who won’t stop believing

Aaron Roussey is the new Union High School School principal...

Childhood sports nut, always ready to rise up for children

Mindy McGinn is the new Lakes Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...

From digging swimming pools to stupid human tricks, this admin has a looong list...

Luke Scholten is the new Kenowa Hills director of special education and early childhood education...

Kevin Philipps joins Kent ISD as new financial chief, likes education’s collaborative approach

After spending the last 13 years as an administrator at East Grand Rapids Schools, Kevin Philipps is the new Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at Kent ISD...

Trio of peers cast in Civic Theatre production of ‘Frozen Jr.’

Byron Center High School students and friends Alexa Wollney, Xavier Turner and Abbie Westers all landed major roles in the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre musical ‘Frozen Jr.’ ...
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